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  • SolarPower™ Black Heart
    ‘Balsolabart’ PP30,598
    (Flowering Only License)

  • SolarPower™ Lime Heart
    ‘Balsolalimart’ PP30,599
    (Flowering Only License)

  • SolarPower™ Red Heart
    ‘Balsolaredar’ PP30,638
    (Flowering Only License)

  • SolarPower™ Black
    ‘Balsolablim’ PP29,512
    (Flowering Only License)

  • SolarPower™ Lime
    ‘Balsolalimli’ PP29,536
    (Flowering Only License)

  • SolarPower™ Red
    ‘Balsolared’ PP26,686
    (Flowering Only License)

SolarPower™ Ipomoea

SolarPower™ Ipomoea
  • Series features heart and cut-shaped leaf varieties!
  • Densely branched SolarPower holds its shape and color in the landscape and mixed combos all Summer long, and it works well with companion plants.
  • Medium vigor and a well-branched habit.
  • Most efficient in production compared to competition.
  • SolarPower’s tidy habit allows for more plants per rack at retail. Best for gallon containers, 10 to 12-in. (25 to 30-cm) hanging baskets, mixed containers and landscapes.
  • A small-pot solution for northern regions.
  • General Information
    • Height: 10-12" (25-30cm)
    • Spread: 24-36" (61-91cm)
    • Exposure: Partial Sun, Sun
    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
    • Rooting Hormone: No
    • Average Days with Mist: 3-4
    • Pinch: Optional
    • Average Propagation Time (weeks): 3-4
    • Comments: Move rooted cuttings off mist quickly to avoid stretch. Ipomoea URC do not like to be stored, so stick immediately. Cooling cuttings can actually do damage, so it is recommended that, if you do store cuttings, do not put them in a cooler, and maintain temperatures at 55-60°F (13-16°C).
    • Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
    • Light Levels (fc): 6,000-10,000
    • Temperature Day: 70-75°F (21-24°C)
    • Temperature Night: 65-70°F (18-21°C)
    • Fertilization (ppm N): 175-225
    • No. of Pinches: 0-1
    • Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Generally not required. B-Nine(S) 2,500-3,500 ppm can be effective at controlling growth.
    • Pests: Aphids, whitefly, spider mites
    • Diseases: Pseudomonas
    • Comments: Avoid cold and wet conditions.
    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 4-5 weeks
    • 6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 1-3 ppp, 5-6 weeks
    • 10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 3-5 ppp, 8-10 weeks
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Tanya Carvalho
Tanya Carvalho
Territory Manager Canada

I love using SolarPower in garden beds and my mixed combinations. It has just the right amount of vigor.

West Region

When grown in a 12-in. (30-cm) basket, SolarPower benefits from a pinch at 2-3 weeks after stick and generally does not require a PGR when grown at an ADT of 70°F (21°C) or lower.

Midwest, Canada and Northeast Region

We breed SolarPower to be the medium habit basket solution for the Midwest, Canada and the Northeast. We recommend a B-Nine 2,500 ppm spray 2 weeks after transplant to control finished growth.

South and Southeast Region

We recommend Spotlight, our compact Ipomoea for southern baskets. If a grower choses to grow SolarPower, we recommend a 1-2 ppm Bonzi drench 4 weeks after transplant, which will help to control growth in warm climates.

picture of comparison between no pinch, no PGE versus pinch and b-nine 2500ppm